The Purple & Gold Gala is a fundraiser to support the programs of the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation. Every year, LREF awards thousands of dollars in support to Lakewood students for activities that enrich their education in and outside of the classroom. This support includes grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects, college scholarships to graduating seniors, music lesson scholarships and an affordable musical instrument rent-to-own program for current middle and high school students, support to athletes, travel funds for academic teams such as Academic Challenge and Model United Nations, assistance to needy students and much more. The money for this support comes from endowed funds that we manage as well as from our general fund. Both of these sources of funds are grown through our fundraising and bridge the gap between what government funding provides and what our students deserve as part of a world class public education.
The first annual Purple & Gold Gala will be held at the newly completed Lakewood High School and 400 attendees will be treated to entertainment, silent and live auctions, food and adult beverages and much more! They'll also have the first look at the completed spaces in the east wing! More event details and ticket information will be coming in the next few months. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR TO HELP US MAKE THE PURPLE & GOLD GALA THE COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE SUMMER TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS! Hope to see you there!